Education in Emergency (EiE) - LIVE ONLINE

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Who is this course for?

This training is addressed to all professionals, who:

· Are working or planning to work in humanitarian contexts and/or in the area of education in humanitarian settings;

· Are interested in acquiring a good understanding of key EiE principles, concepts and operational approaches and learn how to set-up, implement and monitor and evaluate a EiE project in partnership with all relevant stakeholders in humanitarian settings;

· Want to be equipped with an extensive set of key skills, competence and tools to assess, identify and respond to lack of access to education during the emergency as well as promoting preventive actions.

Course content

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the EiE framework, inter-agency coordination requirements and key global guiding documents and instruments, and be able to apply key EiE standards;
  • Understand impact of the interrupted learning and the active role of governments, agency, schools, families and communities to support access to education for children and youth;
  • Be able to develop and implement quality EiE programme in all its components, including identifying and assessing key needs, setting priorities and solid outcomes and monitoring the response;
  • Know evidence-based education in emergency interventions, including the emerging practice in humanitarian settings about the role of the education system, schools, families, promoting and supporting community-based interventions;
  • Be familiar with the INEE Minimum Standards and how education interventions can contribute to the holistic well-being and learning of children;
  • Be able to identify and assess children’s needs, and to put forward adequate response plans and to advocate to other sectors for education mainstreaming;
  • Understand the linkage with child protection, and the different measures and provisions at school and community level aimed to ensure protection from attacks, threats, exploitation and abuses.

MODULE 1. What is Education in Emergency (EiE)?

This module will provide an overview of the EiE guiding principles, its historical relevance acquired within the humanitarian coordination, the existing international documents, particularly the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergency Minimum Standards (INEE MS). Also, Participants will get familiar with actors and fora playing a key role in inter-agency coordination. They will learn how EiE actors can benefit and are expected to contribute to the inter-agency agenda.

MODULE 2: How to design and implement a EiE Program

The module will take participants through the different steps and elements of an education in emergency programming. It will include a review of key programmatic considerations, different components and steps, a description of strategic linkages with the education national strategy in country and the reference to relevant operational guidelines.


The INEE Minimum Standards and its key principles and domains will be presented, along with other developed key reference tools. Participants will understand how education actors can offer effective and holistic interventions in humanitarian settings to children who are in school or out-of-school and their families in close collaboration with other actors.

MODULE 4: The Joint Rapid Education Needs Assessment (JRNA)

Participants will be guided through the current developments in EiE needs assessment, as per the Global Education Cluster guiding provisions. They will learn the Joint rapid education Assessment tool, and understand an effective approach during the assessment phase. A practical application of the tool will be illustrated.

MODULE 5. Quality Non-Formal Education (NFE)

This module will guide participants to learn about the different approaches applied to respond to the lack of and/or interruption to the access to education for children due to the emergency crisis. Moreover, participants will learn the importance to ensure quality teaching and learning even during time of crisis, adapting and reviewing curriculum, promoting training initiatives for Teachers Professional Development and Support, and using appropriated teaching methods which are learner-centered, participatory and inclusive

MODULE 6: Education Policy and Planning implementation

This module will guide participants to learn about education policies and measures that need to be established in order to ensure access to education for children in emergency contexts. This module will help to recognize that Education must be an integral part of national disaster preparedness frameworks.

MODULE 7. How to ensure the Right to education for All

This module will provide a practical experience for reflecting on the education policies and measures that need to be established in order to ensure access to education for children in a safe learning environment. Existing standards for best practice will be shared and discussed with participants, as well as challenges to their implementation. Through the review of the most recent existing guidelines and initiatives, participants will become familiar with the Safe School Declaration and its implementation, and how to improve protection of children from security threats in the school learning environments and build school resilience.

MODULE 8. Well-being & Psychosocial Support

In this module participants will learn about the definition of well-being and it will be provided examples of psychosocial support activities that can be implemented at school and within the community to support boys and girls facing a crisis to healing with trauma, stress due to loss of normalcy and routine.

MODULE 9. Gender and Inclusion

The module focuses on the importance of identifying barriers to education and who are children and youth living experiences of discrimination and exclusion from education in the humanitarian setting. Through the brainstorming practical’s solutions to overcome the identified barriers will be discussed with participants.

MODULE 10. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

The module focuses on the importance of EiE monitoring and its complementary components. Main aspects related to monitoring, and the linkage between agency and cluster monitoring will be discussed. Through the review of existing tools and practical exercises, participants will acquire basic understanding on how to jointly monitor EiE in a coordinated manner.

MODULE 11. Collaboration of the education sector with other sectors

The module will provide an overview of the importance of coordination between sectors. Concrete examples about education in emergency responses integrated n with other sectors coming from the field will be discussed to allow an understanding of the practical application of the integration concepts.

This module will, also, take participants to comprehend the recent relevance of strengthening the humanitarian and development NEXUS as frame of reference to contribute to the common vision to support the most vulnerable first, and with a future in which ‘No one Left Behind’.


The course will be delivered in Live on-live modality: it will use interactive methodologies and multimedia tools, virtual work groups, review and discussion of case studies, video and lectures. The participants will be provided with a learning package at the end of the course and pre-lecture readings.

The course is organized on five days utilizing ZOOM platform and it will include 2 hours of self-study and 20 hours of live online sessions facilitated by two senior trainers. Timing will be adjusted based on the time zone of the participants.

At the end of the training participants that have successfully completed the course will be ensured a digital badge through the international platform HPASS (

Fee information

Full rate 650 €. Early Bird rate 450 €. Multiple subscriptions can request further 10% discount on the rate. The fee covers costs of the training and training material and digital badge issued through HPASS platform

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